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Money Ends College Sport's Oldest Rivalries

There are just two weeks until Selection Sunday, the day the teams and seeds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are announced. Before then, three pairs of age-old rivals will play what might be their last games ever.
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How Many More Delegates?: A GOP Primary Explainer

Host Rachel Martin speaks with Nate Silver, who writes the FiveThirtyEight blog for The New York Times, about the mechanics of the GOP primary, the number of delegates apportioned so far and how future contests will determine the delegate count.
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Court To Seek Who's Responsible For Gulf Oil Spill

The first phase of a wide-ranging trial for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled to begin Monday. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Debbie Elliott and Jeff Brady, who will cover the trial.
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Mich. Prospects Looking Up For Romney

Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. The former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney has been touring the state in search of votes. A week ago, Rick Santorum held a double-digit lead in the polls. Now, NPR's Ari Shapiro reports, Romney seems to have closed the gap.
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Ranchers' Land Becomes Ground Zero In Energy Fight

Landowners in Nebraska were offered large sums of money to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to cross their land on its way from Canada to the Gulf Coast. For some, the proposed pipeline symbolized new jobs and energy independence, but others saw it as environmentally dangerous.

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Political Eyes Focus On Michigan

It's probably safe to say that it's been an exhausting week for the Republican hopefuls, vying to win delegates in Michigan's Tuesday primary. Host Scott Simon talks about the political week past and the one to come with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's just returned from Michigan.
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As Video Gaming Goes Pro, Viewers Pay Up

Video gaming has become a spectator sport. This weekend in New York, 32 of the world's top gamers are gathered to compete. Host Scott Simon speaks with eSports shoutcaster Mike Lamond (aka "Husky") about the growing popularity of professional video gaming.
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Sports: MVP's Drug Suspension Ends, Lin Takes Heat

One of baseball's best young stars has his drug ban overturned, but why isn't Major League Baseball celebrating? Also, a tough outing in Miami tempered the Linsanity, and another big Tiger Woods putt rolled away. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman for news on the sports of the week.
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Who's A Park For? Dog Owners Fight Park Service

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is expanding, but the relationship between the National Park Service and locals is off to a rocky start. New rules say people can't walk dogs off-leash anymore, and the community is furious.
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Saving Kansas City Schools Means Rescuing A City

The entire public school system has flunked; the Missouri Board of Education revoked its accreditation on Jan. 1. Decades of mismanagement and declining enrollment have broad consequences. The mayor says there is nothing he's supposed to do "that isn't some way affected by or built on education."

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